Green Day's Revolution Radio opens at No. 1

Green Day lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong performs with the group during the 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Green Day lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong performs with the group during the 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (NYTimes)- Green Day's still got it, at least as far as the music charts are concerned.

The band's latest, Revolution Radio, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart this week, beating out new releases by Norah Jones and OneRepublic.

Revolution Radio (Reprise) sold 90,000 copies in the United States and was streamed 4.7 million times in its first week out, according to Nielsen, giving the veteran punk band its first No. 1 since 21st Century Breakdown in 2009. (Uno!, Dos! and Tré!, a triptych of albums released separately in 2012, reached no higher than No. 2.)

Also this week, Jones' latest, Day Breaks (Blue Note), started at No. 2 with 44,000 sales and 1.9 million streams, and OneRepublic's Oh My My (Mosley/Interscope) is in third place with 35,000 sales and 9.3 million streams.

Jones' six studio albums as a solo artist have all reached the Top 3, and three of them went to No. 1.

Drake's Views (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic), the year's most popular new album, dropped one spot to No. 4.

In its 24 weeks out, the album has fallen outside of the Top 3 only once before - the last time was early last month, when Barbra Streisand, Florida Georgia Line and Britney Spears all came out with new albums.

In fifth place this week is the soundtrack to Suicide Squad (Atlantic), another steady hit that features songs by Twenty One Pilots, Skrillex and Rick Ross, among others.

Solange's A Seat At The Table (Saint/Columbia), last week's top seller, fell five spots to No. 6.